Rebooting Your Newsroom: Adding blogs, podcasts, citizens and the Web
Looking for innovative ideas for moving your news passion and practice onto the Web? This workshop featured demonstrations, tutorials and an idea-sharing session that focused on how to promote Web integration with blogs, podcasts, videos, and the public. The workshop was convened and guided by Bill Densmore, director and editor of the New England News Forum at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The public is getting most of its news from the Internet so -- newspapers are faced with the challenge of following their customers. The workshop entailed seven 15-20-minute presentations.
Presentations include: AWARDS: A look at best practices * Beth Lawton, manager of digital strategies, Newspaper Association of America.
VIDEO: It can't get much easier * Steve Garfield, a pioneering Boston-based videoblogger and correspondent for the daily videoblog Rocketboom.com.
WEEKLIES: You too can have a interactive website * Jeff Potter, editor and publisher of the Shelburne Falls (MA) Independent.
Training/STAFF -- Fresno's invention convention * Jennifer Ward, interactive editor at The Fresno (CA) Bee
USERS: How reliable a source? * Mark Potts, blogger, consultant to Philly.com, founder of BackFence.com and former WashingtonPost.com executive.
Training/PUBLIC -- The citizen-media academy * Cody Howard, news director, 6-News, a cable station owned by the Lawrence (KS) Journal World.
BLOGS: The new link with readers/users? * Steve Fox, journalism professor, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst.